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Cantina Ribelà

Region: Lazio

Farming: Biodynamic

Grapes: Malvasia di Candia, Yellow, Tuscan and Green Trebbiano, Bombino, Bellone, Cesanese, Aleatico, Sangiovese and Montepulciano.

Cellar practices: No filtrations, no additives, no suplhites, no clarifications. 

Wine range:

  • Ribolie (Pet- Nat): Malvasia, Trebbiano, Bombino, Bellone
  • Ribelà: Still White. Grapes: Malvasia, Trebbiano, Bombino
  • Saittole: Orange wine. Grapes: Malvasia, Trebbiano, Bombino, Bellone
  • Ferrigno: Still Red. Grapes: Cesanese, Sangiovese

Daniele from Cantina Ribelà tell us the story of their winery:

“Our company is located in a place with centuries-old winemaking tradition called Frascati (Lazio, near Rome), within the Castelli Romani Park. In particular, the historical name of the small independent valley where we operate is Pentima dei frati.

Cantina Ribelà - Sala degustazione

Cantina Ribelà – Sala degustazione

We biodinamically farm two hectares of old vines – from 30 to 60 years – on a pergola and in rows together with a hectare of olive grove and orchard. The vineyard was bought in 2014, while the land for the new red grapes and the winery were acquired in 2016. The new-builded cellar was realized and completed from april to september of 2017, while the house in the first months of 2018. Both of them were designed by Daniele who care about all the process, particularly working on materials and details.

Cantina Ribelà - Cellar

Cantina Ribelà – Cellar

We use the typical varieties of the area: Malvasia from Candia and Lazio, Yellow, Tuscan and Green Trebbiano, Bombino and Bellone for white wines; common Cesanese, Aleatico, Sangiovese and Montepulciano for red wines.

Cantina Ribelà - Selection

Cantina Ribelà – Selection

The valley’s circular and steep shape allows for different levels of sun exposure and micro-harvests from which we obtain our wines. On one side of the valley there are vaulted areas from the Roman era and a probable cistern, which are a trace of the centuries-old agricultural past of this place.

Cantina Ribelà -Healthy grapes, healthy vines

Cantina Ribelà -Healthy grapes, healthy vines

We believe in integrated agriculture as a result of the symbiotic relationship between the terroir and the people who live there, observe it and listen to it. Wine will consequently be the reflection of this continuous silent dialogue.

Finally, we chose a balloon as our symbol. A vehicle that, in addition to offering you a different point of view on the world, allows you to move towards the desired direction only in accordance with the weather conditions. In our way of making wine, the relationship between will and contingency is deemed inseparable.